elcome to the home of CUPE 1734, We represent the education workers of the York Region District School Board.

We support over 80 different classifications representing more than 3,500 members.

CUPE 1734 is a local within the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the largest union in Canada, representing more than 700,000 members across the country who work in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines. Over 60% of members are women and almost one-third are part-time workers.

CUPE 1734 is a member of the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), which unites 55,000 CUPE education workers in the Public, Catholic, English, and French school systems across the province.

CUPE 1734 is also affiliated with the Toronto & York Region Labour Council and the Canadian Labour Congress


  • Todd Canning
    Todd Canning President
  • Tom Robbins
    Tom Robbins Chief Steward
  • Jackie Parker
    Jackie Parker Vice President
  • Shane Taylor
    Shane Taylor 2nd Vice President
  • Darrin Vanslack
    Darrin Vanslack Health & Safety Executive Officer
  • David Clarke
    David Clarke Treasurer
  • Lauren Malcolm
    Lauren Malcolm Recording Secretary
  • Christine Thompson
    Christine Thompson Member At Large
    CHRISTINA BACCI Member at Large
  • Michelle Campbell
    Michelle Campbell Member at Large


  • Richard Burke
    Richard Burke
  • Bill Brunelle
    Bill Brunelle
  • Tony Burnett
    Tony Burnett
  • Chris Kaspiris
    Chris Kaspiris
  • Carolyn Rodrigues
    Carolyn Rodrigues
  • Yvonne Hoben
    Yvonne Hoben
  • Carrie Tibbo
    Carrie Tibbo

Health & Safety

  • Darrin Vanslack
    Darrin Vanslack Health & Safety Executive Officer
  • Carrie Tibbo
    Carrie Tibbo Health & Safety Rep (100%)
  • Carolyn Rodrigues
    Carolyn Rodrigues Health & Safety Rep (50%)

Staff & Other Elected Positions

  • Kimberly Blanchard
    Kimberly Blanchard National Servicing Rep


  • Kellee Giglio
    Kellee Giglio 2021-2024 Term
  • Bill Brunelle
    Bill Brunelle 2022-2025 Term
  • Carolyn Rodrigues
    Carolyn Rodrigues 2023-2026 Term